Seniors Are Thankful For…

Thanksgiving is the time where families come together to eat good food and give thanks to one another. Since this is the senior class’ last Thanksgiving as Cape Henry dolphins, the Lighthouse Staff decided to interview seniors on what they are thankful for. Here is a sampling of our results.

Emily Hare is thankful for “Pokemon, which gives me a reason to live.” The senior lounge is where you’ll most likely find Emily during her study hall and after school doing what she loves most: playing video games.

Ashley Wendt is thankful that “the year is almost over. I am ready for college – so ready! It’s been one stressful year so far. I take a lot of AP and other strenuous classes. I was behind in the beginning and never caught up.” Many seniors know exactly how she is feeling.

Andrew Healey is “honestly thankful that I am a senior and get all the special privileges. I’m thankful that all the little kids like middle schoolers and elementary schoolers look up to us seniors as role models.”

Madeline Ober is thankful for “my mom. She’s been a single mom for 14 years and she has done everything for me. Taught me how to ride a bike, how to drive a car, and how to always find the positives in every bad situation. I would be nowhere without her.”

Nicole Krykanov is “thankful for Cape Henry’s community. We are all one big family. I have been going here for 13 years, and I am so thankful for everything Cape Henry and my friends have done for me.”

Riley Exterkate is “thankful that I have the privilege to travel and have amazing experiences wherever I go; whether it’s with my family or by myself.”

Vincent Van Iwaarden is “ thankful for the beautiful face God blessed me with that will allow me to marry a doctor in 10 years.”

Personally, I am thankful for my senior class, the Class of 2017. Without them, I wouldn’t have enjoyed my years at Cape Henry nearly as much. Everyone’s humor, kindness, and jokes make waking up at 6:30 in the morning a little more bearable.